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Safety and Performance of TAVI of Venus MedTech Aortic Valve Prosthesis (Venus-A)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2015 by Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2012
Last updated: January 3, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
  1. objectives

    • Evaluate the performance of Venus MedTech aortic valve prosthesis intervention by femoral artery
    • Evaluate safety and clinical benefit of percutaneous implantation of the Venue MedTech aortic valve prosthesis.
    • Continuous observe 12 months of safety and efficacy.
  2. Approximately 80 patients presenting with native aortic valve stenosis necessitating valve replacement which are considered unsuitable for Surgical Valve Replacement, with a high surgical risk, as attested to by both the surgeon and the cardiologist are recruited in the study.
  3. Safety and performance will be evaluated at discharge and at 30 days post procedure. Valve safety, performance and placement will be followed up at 6 and 12 months post-procedure.

Condition Intervention
Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic Valve Calcification Device: Venus MedTech Aortic Valve Prosthesis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Evaluation of the Safety and Performance of Percutaneous Implantation of the Venus MedTech Aortic Valve Prosthesis for Patients Who Cannot Undergo Surgical Valve Replacement

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Further study details as provided by Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All cause mortality and major stroke at 12 months post-procedure. [ Time Frame: 12 months post-procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Valve performance and placement at 6 and 12 months post-procedure [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months post-procedure ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Venus A-Valve
single arm with intervention that percutaneous implantation of the Venus MedTech Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Device: Venus MedTech Aortic Valve Prosthesis
Percutaneous implantation of aortic valve of Venus-A
Other Names:
  • Venus A-Valve
  • Venus A-Valve System

Detailed Description:
A prospective OPC study to evaluate its performance and long-term safety and effectiveness of Venus-A aortic valve.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Senile degenerative aortic valve stenosis with echocardiography derived criteria: mean gradient ≥ 40 mm Hg, or jet velocity ≥ 4.0 m/s, or an aortic valve area (AVA) of < 0.8 cm2 (or AVA index < 0.5 cm2/m2)
  • Symptomatic due to aortic valve stenosis as demonstrated by NYHA Functional Class ≥ II
  • The subject or the subject's legal representative was informed of the nature of the study, agreed to its provisions and provided written informed consent as approved by the Institutional Review Board of the respective clinical site.
  • The subject agreed to comply follow-up evaluation
  • is evaluated by at least one cardiologist and two cardiovascular surgeon, and they agreed that medical factors precluding operation suitable for surgery (the probability of death or serious, irreversible morbidity exceeded 50%)
  • STS score ≥ 10%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient refuses aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • Evidence of an acute myocardial infarction ≤ 1 month before the intended treatment [defined as: Q wave MI, or non-Q wave MI with total CK elevation of CK-MB ≥ twice normal in the presence of MB elevation and/or troponin level elevation (WHO definition)].
  • Aortic valve is a congenital unicuspid or congenital bicuspid valve, or is non-calcified.
  • Mixed aortic valve disease (aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation with predominant aortic regurgitation >3+).
  • Any therapeutic invasive cardiac procedure resulting in a permanent implant that is performed within 30 days (6 month if DES implant)
  • Implanted any heart valve prosthesis, prosthetic valve ring, severe mitral valve ring calcification (MAC), severe(>3+)mitral valve insufficiency, or Gorelin symptom
  • Blood dyscrasia such as leukopenia (WBC < 3×109/L), acute anemia (Hgb < 90 g/L), thrombocytopenia (PLT < 50×109/L), bleeding diathesis, or history of coagulopathy.
  • Untreated clinically significant coronary artery disease requiring revascularization
  • Hemodynamic instability requiring inotropic therapy or mechanical hemodynamic support devices
  • Need for emergency surgery for any reason
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with or without obstruction (HOCM)
  • Severe ventricular dysfunction with LVEF < 20%
  • Echocardiographic evidence of intracardiac mass, thrombus or vegetation
  • Active peptic ulcer or upper gastro-intestinal bleeding within the prior 3 months
  • A known hypersensitivity or contraindication to aspirin, heparin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel, Nitinol, or sensitivity to contrast media which cannot be adequately pre-medicated.
  • Native aortic annulus size < 20 mm or> 29 mm as measured by echocardiogram.
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) within 6 months, including TIA.
  • Renal insufficiency (creatinine > 3.0 mg/dL) and/or end stage renal disease requiring chronic dialysis.
  • Life expectancy < 12 months
  • Significant abdominal or thoracic aorta disease, including aneurysm (defined as maximal luminal diameter 5cm or greater), marked tortuosity (hyperacute bend), aortic arch atheroma (especially if thick [> 5 mm], protruding or ulcerated), narrowing of the abdominal aorta (especially with calcification and surface irregularities), or severe "unfolding" and tortuosity of the thoracic aorta
  • Iliofemoral vessel characteristics that would preclude safe placement of 16F or 18F introducer sheath such as severe obstructive calcification, severe tortuosity or vessel size diameter < 7 mm.
  • Currently participating in an investigational drug or another device study.
  • Active bacterial endocarditis or other active infections.
  • Bulky calcified aortic valve leaflets in close proximity to coronary ostia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01683474

Contact: Runlin Gao, MD 88398866 ext 8266

China, Beijing
Fu Wai Hospital, CAMS & PUMA Recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100037
Contact: Runlin Gao, MD   
Principal Investigator: Runlin Gao, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc.
Principal Investigator: Ruilin Gao, MD Fuwai Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc. Identifier: NCT01683474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Venus-A Study
Study First Received: September 7, 2012
Last Updated: January 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Venus MedTech (HangZhou) Inc.:
aortic valve stenosis
aortic valve Prosthesis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction processed this record on June 22, 2017